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John Chuckman

COMMENT POSTED TO AN ARTICLE IN THE INDEPENDENT

 

“Brexit will make Britain worse off, Bank of England Governor Mark Carney confirms”

 

Seems very unusual to hear such a direct, politically-touchy statement from a central bank head.

Of course, he is right, but in a narrow sense.

Brexit has social and political implications, not just economic.

In a way, what many said by their vote was that they were willing to pay a certain economic cost in exchange for non-monetary changes they favor.

Economic arrangements, especially in international trade of every kind, always involve such trade-offs, and, for that reason, you cannot say simply that a change of course is wrong because it comes with an economic cost.

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